Padstow Museum
Padstow Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Padstow Museum is currently closed until further notice due to the coronavirus situation. We are now situated in our new premises in The Old Station House next to the Padstow Town Council Offices. Please contact us to verify opening hours before planning a visit. We look forward to your visit as soon as we can reopen. Thank you.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rosanna K
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
A delightful small museum about all aspects of the cultural and social history of the small fishing port of Padstow and the surrounding area, from Padstow's unique May Day celebrations to shipwrecks on Doom Bar.
Written 1 November 2023
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Julie W
London, UK453 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Great little museum located close to the harbour. There is of course the history of the town but there is also a video which was shown to us by the lady who worked in the museum and explained the unusual May festival that takes over the whole time. We learnt a lot from the museum. You can leave a donation when you leave. Dog friendly. Thank you to the lady for sharing her knowledge with us.
Written 23 October 2023
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Megan P
Seattle, WA129 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
It’s across from the National Lobster Hatchery. It’s tiny museum but there’s lots of information about Padstow. I was particularly interested in their May 1st celebration. There’s a video, I watched all the way through.
Written 14 October 2023
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singhasam
Weymouth, UK3,721 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
THIS compact museum was packed with interesting displays, predominantly delving into Padstow's history.
We spent an hour or so there while on holiday in Cornwall further up the coast.
Every square inch of space was used to best advantage so visitors might stand looking at a photograph of World War II bomb damage yet be inches away from another display about an old soda fountain.
The sea, ships and those who sailed them was a strong theme but we also saw everything from adverts and newspaper cuttings to model ships and other memorabilia.
Entry is free but we left a donation. Well worth a visit.
Written 9 October 2023
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Mary S
3 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
A lovely museum telling the story of Padstow's history. Lots of interesting artefacts and volunteer Derek was knowledgeable, keeping the kids enthralled with tales of the past. A great way to pass an hour. Free entry, but definitely worth a hearty donation!
Written 6 April 2023
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Jerry C
Alresford, UK80 contributions
Jun 2022
Visited Padstow last week and tried several times to visit the museum. Checked the website/facebook first each time and it said it was open.

However it was shut every time we visited (last week in june - high season) with no message or notice on the door indicating when or if it will be open. Went into Tourist Info saturday morning (when the museum should have been open according to their website) and asked - they had no idea why it was closed and when or if it would open.

I know it is run by volunteers so i feel a bit bad giving one star but it would be really useful to keep the website/facebook/tourist info updated on when/if it will open.

If nobody is available to open the museum - just stick a message on the website or the museum front door and let TI know. When you're trying to plan things to do with limited holiday time it really helps.
Written 27 June 2022
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Judith1st
Hockley, UK75 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We popped into the museum whilst waiting for a bus, the curator was super friendly and knowledgable, it is a fantastic little museum that is easy to access and gives a great outlook to Padstows history, well worth a visit.
Written 25 May 2022
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Zapstar67
London, UK1,541 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
This houses lots of original local artefacts and items. All of them clearly labelled and informative. I really liked the display on Padstow May Day celebrations. Worth a visit, especially as it was free.
Written 18 February 2020
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Hi Zapstar67 Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum with your comments. So pleased you enjoyed your visit, and do pop in again if your in the area. Thank you
Written 20 February 2020
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Paul M
27 contributions
Nov 2019
A really well laid out museum with exhibits clearly displayed and lots of good information provided. It's not huge but the museum gives a great description of the history of Padstow and its people.
Written 5 December 2019
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Thank you for your review. We do hope you will come again next time your in Padstow for the Christmas festival.
Written 20 February 2020
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Stephanie W
Burton upon Trent, UK3 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
This is a very small but fascinating place to visit. You learn all about what fishermen are doing to aid conservation and see lobsters at all stages of their life cycle. With a visit.
Written 6 November 2019
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Hi Stephanie We are Padstow Museum. Your review is for National Lobster Hatchery at Padstow, which is opposite the Museum.
Written 7 November 2019
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Padstow Museum is open:
  • Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00